This conference is designed to present the newest research and clinical advances in neuro-oncology. Emphasis will be placed on diagnosis and treatment of brain tumors and spine tumors. Presented in an interactive forum that includes didactic lectures, case presentations and discussion. The conference will focus on primary gliomas, metastatic brain tumors and spinal cord tumors.
Hear national experts present the most recent diagnostic and therapeutic advances and treatment options in neuro-oncology. Topics on primary gliomas, metastatic brain tumors and spinal cord tumors will be presented in didactic lectures with interactive case presentations. Additionally, a 60 minute nursing track is available that focuses on brain functions, comprehensive neuro assessments with a case discussion mock tumor board.
Conference attendees are provided continuing medical education and continuing education units, syllabus material, meal functions and the opportunity to network with exhibitor medical industry associates and colleagues.
This conference is specifically designed for neurologists, neuro-surgeons, medical oncologists, radiation oncologists, residents, advanced practice professionals, nurses and other healthcare personnel who are interested in this field.
At the end of this conference, participants will be able to:
•Discuss the current concepts of oncogenesis, stem cell research, analytical viruses and classification of primary brain tumors
•Describe the diagnosis and treatment of neurological complications of systemic cancer
•Explain the major advances in molecular genetics, immunotherapy and vaccine therapy and how these findings are being applied to diagnosis and treatment
•Discuss the newest technical surgical advances including awake craniotomy, endoscopy, and spinal stabilization.
•Discuss advancement in surgical techniques for spine tumors, including vertebral augmentation, en bloc resection and address the concept of spinal instability
•Identify the use of radiosurgery for brain and spine tumors.
•Identify various anatomical parts of the brain and their radio graphic images
•Discuss functions of the different anatomical part of the brain
•Develop an advanced understanding of cancer imaging techniques and findings